New dates: 16th Int. Docomomo Conference Tokyo

By DOCOMOMO Belgium / July, 17, 2020 / 0 comments

[Although COVID-19 pandemic is hardly contained in many parts of the world yet, DOCOMOMO 2020+1 conference secretariat and DOCOMOMO international has been watching carefully and closely discussing how we could proceed to determine the schedule. We believe there is a significance to get together physically especially at the time like this, if we can. Therefore, we do not shift the conference to online gathering, but to set the postponed dates to 29 August through 2 September, 2021.
Opening reception – 29 August
Main international conference – 30, 31 August and 1 September (3 days)
International symposium and closing ceremony – 2 September
This schedule is still tentative, as you may understand, and we need to observe the condition caring the participant’s health and safety first. There still is a chance to revise this current schedule.

We look forward to seeing everyone in person here in TOKYO in 2021. In the meantime, DOCOMOMO Japan is planning to host series of online accessible discussion forums/webinars on what COVID-19 brought and will bring about to us and to the modern movement.
Please keep in touch!

June 30, 2020:

DOCOMOMO 2020+1 Schedule UPDATE
DOCOMOMO2020 Covid19 Statement1

We are looking forward to see you all in the Ueno Park area, in Tokyo, Japan, under the theme “Inheritable Resilience: Sharing Values of Global Modernities”!

Inheritable Resilience: Sharing Values of Global Modernities
Today, not only in Europe, but in Japan, South America, Africa and throughout the world, the architectural cultural heritage that we call the “Modern Movement” (MoMo) has been exposed to the major force of conscious/unconscious destructions.
We can trace the causes to three reasons:

1.Popular Ignorance regarding the MoMo
2.Self-Vulnerability of MoMo
3.Skepticism towards MoMo ideology

Hence why, we are embarking on a mission to mitigate these three elements of threat which are endangering the MoMo. We are calling for, not only, those experts who are directly and indirectly connected to the movement, but all the people interested in the protection of the MoMo in a renewed future, to come together to offer knowledge and experience. There are also three types of knowledge that we must collect from the global community.
From the experts:
1. Knowledge of relativization and reinterpretation;
2. Technology, methodology and policy to revitalize the value and the vitality of the MoMo.
And from the adults gathered around the experts and the children who will carry our world towards the future:
3. Knowledge of education and enlightenment.

1. Space of Sports
2. Urban Landscape
3. Modern Housing
4. Technological/Material Legacies
5. Regional Timber Structures
6. Pedagogies of Docomomo
7. Documentation and Dissemination
8. Global / Local Modernitites
9. Metabolism Reconsidered
10. Designing Daily Life
11. Le Corbusier and the Question of Cultural Heritage
12. Others

The conference will be in the Ueno Cultural District, at
– Tokyo Cultural Hall designed by Kunio Maekawa;
– National Museum of Western Art designed by Le Corbusier;
– Tokyo University of Art and Tokyo National Research Institute for Cultural Properties.

Workshop: 25-29 August 2021
Conference: 29 August – 1 September 2021

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